8 servings (serving size: 1 bun, 3 ounces pork, and 1 tablespoon sauce)

These pork sandwiches are ready to ride. Grill the tenderloin and assemble the sandwiches at home. Wrapped in foil, they will stay warm while you travel to your picnic destination. Or slice and refrigerate the meat, and serve the sandwiches cold. Take along the dressing in a thermos or tightly closed jar, and allow people to dress the sandwiches themselves.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Combine jelly and water; set aside.

Step 3

Combine paprika and next 6 ingredients (through pepper); rub evenly over pork. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 15 minutes, turning pork occasionally. Brush pork with jelly mixture. Grill an additional 5 minutes or until thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink).

Step 4

Place pork on a cutting surface. Lightly cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice pork. Combine ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. Serve pork and ranch mixture with buns.

Ratings & Reviews

teafortwo's Review

April 08, 2014
I first made this recipe when it came out in 2005 for a weekend get-away with the family. It's delicious, easy to pack and a family favorite. I have made this recipe countless times since and will continue to make it-along with the potatoes. No changes necessary-spice is just right. Two thumbs up!

swarman's Review

February 13, 2014

TriciaS's Review

July 07, 2013
This was outstanding! The rub & glaze are incredible!! Made slaw from Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches (CL May 2012) and slice of tomato added to sandwich. Served with Spicy Grilled Sweet Potatoes (CL March 2001). Awesome meal!! Only used 1(1pound) tenderloin. Used other next night in Pork and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Cashew Rice (CL Jan. 2007). Also fabulous!! Two wonderful meals!!

mkathrynm's Review

July 04, 2013
I've made this many times and it is excellent without any changes.

daneanp's Review

July 20, 2012
Fabulous. The family loved it. I used whole wheat buns and DD got a slice of cheddar cheese on hers. Served with baked fries. Family is already asking when we can have it again.

jeslol's Review

July 07, 2012
The pork is quite tasty...the sauce seems out of place

lkf064's Review

August 14, 2011
These sandwiches were a huge hit!! My husband and 18 year old son loved them and my husband requested them for their next poker night with the guys! Will definitley be making them again and again!

KathyinManvel's Review

July 03, 2011
Great recipe! I will definitely use this one again. The tastes are quite pronounced but not overpowering. I made this for a quick summer dinner with friends and even the kids liked them. Like one of the other readers I made "sliders". I used Rhodes rolls that I made a bit earlier in the day. I served them with baked beans but I think they would be very good with a coleslaw.

emmee915's Review

July 02, 2011
This recipe is great!

Cavalier's Review

August 31, 2010
I make these pork tenderloin sandwiches often and have gotten many compliments and requests for the recipe. I make them as sliders instead of a full sandwich using Costco dinner rolls or Hawaiian sweet rolls. I always use Hidden Valley Light Ranch dressing and Regular Bulls-Eye Barbecue Sauce. The sauce is sooo incredible that people find it hard to believe that it is that simple. GREAT recipe!!!